Adams State grad to present Mt. Everest adventure during Ice Fest
Rogers grew up in Alamosa and graduated from Adams State with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1992. He has climbed many of Colorado's Fourteeners and has traveled to remote parts of the world, testing his mental fortitude at high altitude to reach mountaintops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet, and Nepal. In 2015, he set his sights on Mt. Everest and Lhotse. While he was at Camp 1 at 20,000 feet, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Subsequent avalanches made the Khumbu Ice-Fall impassable, and Rogers was rescued by helicopter. He returned to Nepal in 2016 for a successful summit of Mt. Everest. Rogers is president of CH4+ Engineering in Sheridan, Wyoming.
This event is sponsored by Adams State University, Adams State Adventure Program, and the San Juan Nordic Club. For more information, call 336.607.4465.